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h_lg_2017a_2017-03-15t13:30:26z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/15/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1206



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C). The motion p

Refer House Bill 17-1206, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:42 PM -- HB17-120
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Representatives Singer and Arndt, co-sponsors, explained the bill. This bill relates to the Colorado Road and Community Safety Act (Senate Bill 13-251), which allows for a person who is not lawfully present in the United States to obtain a driver's license or identification card if certain requirements are met. One of the requirements is that the person present an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). This bill allows a Social Security Number (SSN) to also meet this requirement. The bill also allows the license or identification card to be reissued or renewed in accordance with the process used for other licenses and identification cards. The representatives explained that these changes would provide a more efficient way to obtain a driver's license. A similar policy in Utah resulted in a smaller number of uninsured motorists.



01:53 PM --
Mateo Lozano Arroyave, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill. He explained that having the option of using a SSN as a form of identification to obtain a driver's license would be more secure, and the renewal provisions in the bill would expedite the driver's license process as well. He answered questions from the committee.



02:03 PM -- Cendy Angeles, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill and answered questions from the committee.



02:06 PM -- Catherine Chan, representing herself as a local immigration attorney, testified in favor of the bill. She explained the difference between ITIN and SSN and stated that using a SSN to obtain a driver license is less subject to fraud. She answered questions from the committee.





02:12 PM




Representative Singer distributed a handout with a picture of a Colorado driver license that is currently issued to undocumented individuals (Attachment A).



17HouseLocal0315AttachA.pdf17HouseLocal0315AttachA.pdf



02:13 PM -- Celeste Martinez, representing Together Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill and distributed a packet of information (Attachment B).



17HouseLocal0315AttachB.pdf17HouseLocal0315AttachB.pdf



02:16 PM --
Victor Galvin, representing the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, spoke in favor of the measure. He explained the steps an undocumented individual must go through to obtain a driver license and answered questions from the committee.



02:28 PM --
Mike Dixson, representing the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), offered a neutral position on the bill. He answered questions about the DMV and the process in which an undocumented individual must go through to obtain a driver's license.



02:37 PM --
Anna Rodriguez, representing the Colorado People's Alliance, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:41 PM --
Salvador Hernandez, representing Mi Familia Vota, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:44 PM --
Saul Mejia, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill. He explained that it takes an inordinate amount of time for an undocumented individual to obtain a driver's license, and it took him upwards of six months to make an initial appointment.





02:51 PM



Representative Singer distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment C). He explained that the amendment addresses the effective date and includes a safety clause. He answered questions from the committee.



17HouseLocal0315AttachC.pdf17HouseLocal0315AttachC.pdf

BILL: HB17-1206
TIME: 02:52:09 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Rosenthal
VOTE
Coleman
Exum
Gray
Liston
McKean
Navarro
Ransom
Singer
Thurlow
Valdez
Wilson
Rosenthal
Lebsock
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





02:53 PM



Representatives Singer and Arndt made closing remarks and answered questions from the committee.

BILL: HB17-1206
TIME: 03:00:46 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1206, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 10-2, with 1 excused.
SECONDED: Coleman
VOTE
Coleman
Yes
Exum
Yes
Gray
Yes
Liston
Excused
McKean
Yes
Navarro
No
Ransom
No
Singer
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Valdez
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
YES: 10 NO: 2 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:06 PM



The meeting adjourned.






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